01/10These moisturisers work super hard for your skin

These moisturisers work super hard for your skin

A true makeup artist worth his or her salt will tell you how much difference moisturising and priming can make to a certain look. While a primer boosts the skin with moisture, giving it an instant glow, primer minimises the pores, makes the skin smooth and makeup application a dream. Primers also make makeup last longer on face. But with the weather playing havoc, nobody has time for layers and layers of product till you even begin applying your makeup. You need something quick, easy going and effective. Enter our hero moisturisers double up as primers. These moisturisers, not only give your skin a healthy glow, they prep the skin perfectly for the makeup look. So if you’re in the market for a double duty moisturiser-cum-primer, ahead are some of our favourites.


02/10Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Do you love a very natural beauty look, but aren't ready to go completely without makeup? This green-tinted base soothes and corrects visible redness while it protects your skin from environmental aggressors that can cause redness or rosacea to flare up. Add in UVA/UVB sun protection and you have a hero product in a sleek green tube.


03/10The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream

The Body Shop Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream

How many products do you rely on to get matte skin? Three? Four? You can reduce it down to one thanks to this day cream. The oil-free formula leaves your skin feeling smooth and supple without any T-zone shine. The secret? The oil-controlling seaweed.


04/10DR. JART+Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

DR. JART+Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

If you're dealing with redness, a green-tinted primer is probably one of your go-to products, but be aware that it's not your only option. This all-in-one treatment helps to moisturize, protect and restore your skin. The green-to-beige formula covers up uneven areas so you can ditch your primer and foundation.


05/10Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

Strobing isn't the only way to achieve a radiant glow. This multitasking moisturizer nourishes your skin while leaving behind a lit-from-within glow. Bonus: It also blurs imperfections. Keep the jar handy on days when your dull complexion could use a boost.


06/10Glossier Priming Moisturizer

Glossier Priming Moisturizer

Foundation will look incredibly smooth after you apply it over this priming moisturizer by Glossier. It will instantly bring out the best in your skin, making sure that it's visibly plumped, radiant and even. What more could you ask for?


07/10Embryolisse Émulsion Hydra-Mat

Embryolisse Émulsion Hydra-Mat

Here’s a skincare product makeup artists all over the world love. The creamy, water based cream absorbs into skin easily, giving it a dewy, semi matte texture. Application of the cream gives skin an instant glow. Its dewy base makes it perfect to apply makeup. The moisturising cream also does a great job in controlling excess sebum and shine. So, there you go. You have the perfectly semi-matte base!


08/10Lacto Calamine Daily Face Care Lotion

Lacto Calamine Daily Face Care Lotion

If your makeup always seems to slip and slide on your oily skin, here’s a face lotion that comes in strongly for your rescue. This Kaolin-clay based tinted face lotion, rejuvenates, moisturises and instantly absorbs excess oil right after you apply it. The face lotion, not only gives a tint of colour, but also settles into a slightly tacky texture – making it your perfect base. We love this because not only is it a thorough base, it also protects skin from dust and grime.


09/10The Face Shop Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel

The Face Shop Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel

Applying makeup on acne prone or disturbed skin can be tricky. While it’s ideal to avoid applying makeup on it altogether, if you plan on doing it, you need a primer or moisturiser that creates a protective barrier. This soothing bamboo gel is deeply nourishing, soothing and moisturising. It settles into a smooth layer, while controlling the excess oil production, making it a solid makeup primer.


10/10First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Mosituriser

First Aid Beauty Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Mosituriser

Here’s a dewy, makeup gripping moisturiser that makes skin bright, smooth and dewy. The coconut extracts in the moisturiser are game changing, giving a dewy finish so bright that you could easily skin foundation for the day!